New York: The Jazz Review, 1959. 4to, saddle-stapled wraps.
Single issue of one of the most essential of all American jazz magazines, co-founded by Nat Hentoff and Martin Williams in 1958. The mysterious jazz critic and architect Hsio Wen Shih, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1965, is listed as art editor in this issue as well. The magazine was -co-published by Izzy Young of the Folklore Center.
The design and photography found on the covers and in the pages of Jazz Review were superb, and the content was far-ranging and illuminating. This issue includes Bobby Jasper on Elbin Jones and Philly Joe Jones, "Garvin Bushnell and New York Jazz in the 1920's" by Nat Hentoff, "the Charlie Parker Koko Date" by Sadik Hakim, "My Story by Andy Kirk," "The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz" by Mimi Clar, and "Whatever Happened to Jazz and Poetry" by Bob Rolontz, and all the usual reviews.
A clean very good copy with a touch of rubbing to wraps and light bump to upper tip. Item #29156